Brandon Routh and Chris Evans to battle Scott Pilgrim

Two men familiar with comic books films have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim

Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) as well as Brie Larson have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of the cult favorite Oni Press graphic novels for Universal.

Pilgrim is the story of young slacker Scott Pilgrim (to be played by Michael Cera), who meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Death Proof) the woman of his dreams. However, he finds the only way to win her heart is by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

The series of books by Bryan Lee O’Malley features romance, teen angst and plenty of fantastical action involving a large supporting cast. The fifth installment of the book series will be published in February.

Evans will play evil boyfriend No. 2, Lucas Lee, a pro skateboarder-turned-movie star, while Routh will play the third evil boyfriend, Todd Ingram, a rocker with vegan psychic powers.

Larson (United States Of Tara) is set to play Pilgrim’s ex-girlfriend, Envy Adams, for whom he still has feelings.

Also joining the pic, which will shoot in Toronto, are Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter, the fourth ex, a female who is half-ninja; Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, who Pilgrim is dating when he meets his dream girl; and Anna Kendrick as Pilgrim’s sister.

Mark Webber plays Stephen Stills, a member of Pilgrim’s rock band. Alison Pill is the band’s drummer and Johnny Simmons is Young Neil, the band’s biggest fan. Aubrey Plaza plays Webber’s on-again off-again girlfriend.

Satya Bhabha plays an ex-boyfriend who can summon demon hipster girls at will.

Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Nira Park and Wright are producing. Wright, who is also set to direct the film, wrote the screenplay with Michael Bacall.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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